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Microsoft cloud strength highlights fiscal 4Q17 results

Jul 21, 16:32

Microsoft has announced financial results for its fiscal fourth-quarter 2017 (ended June 30, 2017) with revenues reaching US$23.3 billion GAAP, US$24.7 billion non-GAAP; operating income US$5.3 billion GAAP, US$7 billion non-GAAP; net income US$6.5 billion GAAP, US$7.7 billion non-GAAP; and diluted...

Acer to push new promotions in Asia Pacific

Jul 21, 12:04

Acer will begin pushing a daily promotion activity from July 21-August 3 in 14 places in Asia Pacific to increase brand recognition, according to Acer Asia Pacific president Andrew Hou.

Four Taiwan firms file countersuit against Qualcomm

Jul 21, 11:56

Four Taiwan-based hardware production partners of Apple, namely Foxconn Electronics, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Pegatron, have jointly filed a countersuit against Qualcomm in the US, challenging what they call the chipmaker's excessive licensing fees and illegal licensing practices.

Wearable players seeking measures as sales remain weak

Jul 20, 22:52

Wearable players originally had high expectations about emerging IT applications, but several have started changing their strategies as most are seeing weak sales from the product line, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Wearable sales not as strong as expected

Acer expects more income from enterprise products in 2017

Jul 20, 22:13

Acer has been aggressively pushing its revenue contribution from the enterprise product business and is planning to increase the percentage from 35% in 2016 to 40% in 2017 for the Asia Pacific market, according to Andrew Hou, Acer Pan Asia president.

Andrew Hou, Acer Pan Asia president

Taiwan market: Fujitsu launches new notebooks

Jul 20, 15:40

Fujitsu has launched its new NB Lifebook U9-series notebooks in the Taiwan market targeting the business PC sector. The Japan-based brand aims to double its notebook shipments in the local market in 2017.

Fujitsu eyes Taiwan enterprise PC market

Taiwan market: Garmin launches sports camcorder VIRB 360

Jul 20, 13:58

Garmin has introduced VIRB 360, a sports camcorder enabling 360-degree video recording, for launch in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$25,900 (US$852), according to Garmin Taiwan.

Garmin VIRB 360

Taiwan market: Asustek launches baby physiological monitor

Jul 19, 14:12

Asustek Computer has launched Asus VivoBaby, a device to monitor a baby's heart rate, skin temperature and abdominal condition, and transfer data via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to the cloud and parents' smartphones or tablets, in the Taiwan market at a retail price of NT$5,990 (US$197).

Asustek Zenbo to enter into the China market

Worldwide IT spending to grow 2.4% in 2017, says Gartner

Jul 17, 15:46

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4% increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4%, due to the US dollar decline against many foreign currencies.

Notebook vendors increase adoption of mixed material chassis in 2H17

Jul 14, 15:52

Notebook brand vendors including Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) reportedly will increase their adoption of notebook chassis made of mixed materials in the second half as China has implemented more strict environmental policies and the vendors are hoping the new design could stimulate consumer demand,...

Notebook vendors pushing mixed material chassis for new models in 2H17

ChinaJoy 2017 gaming show to run at the end of July

Jul 14, 15:49

ChinaJoy 2017, a gaming, e-sport and IT entertainment show, will be hosted from July 27-30 in Shanghi, China and related players including Tencent, Alibaba Games, Intel, Microsoft, AMD, Nvidia, Gigabyte Technology, High Tech Computer (HTC), Asustek Computer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell, Sony, Blizzard...

ChinaJoy 2017 to run July 27-30

Traditional PC market fares slightly better than expectations as component shortages ease, says IDC

Jul 14, 15:28

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 60.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017, posting an on-year decline of 3.3%, according to IDC. The results tilted just above the previous forecast that called for a decline of 3.9%, and hewed to the expectation...

Taiwan market: OTT device players expected to acquire viewers from CHT

Jul 14, 14:57

With Chunghwa Telecom's (CHT) multimedia content offered via its MOD services shrinking significantly due to disputes with content providers, several over-the-top (OTT) device players are expected to benefit from viewers looking for alternative options.

Acer gaming notebook shipments double on year in 1H17

Jul 13, 15:10

Acer saw shipments of its gaming notebooks more than double in the first half of 2017 compared to a year earlier, and the company expects sales to be even better in the second half buoyed by the launch of new models.

Acer to sponsor e-sport events in Taiwan

Taiwan electronics manufacturers organize KE Show 2017 in China

Jul 13, 11:11

Kunshan Electronics & Electrical Equipment Show (KE Show) 2017, which is being held in Kunshan, China from July 11-14, features over 600 exhibitors using 1,600 booths to showcase their latest innovations.

Worldwide tablet shipments expected to remain weak in 2H17

Jul 12, 15:39

Worldwide slate-type tablet demand is expected to continue weakening in the second half of 2017 and impact related shipments, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Tablet sales have been weak for the past few years

MSI June revenues up

Jul 12, 14:38

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.900 billion for June, rising 43.26% on month and 13.55% on year.

Synnex sees increased June revenues

Jul 12, 11:17

IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$31.673 billion (US$1.05 billion) for June, growing 22.23% on month and 5.79% on year.

China market: Alibaba unveils smart speaker Tmall Genie

Jul 12, 10:15

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba has unveiled Tmall Genie, a smart speaker like Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod and Google Home, for launch in the China market at a recommended retail price of CNY499 (US$73.4) on August 8.

Alibaba-developed smart speaker, Tmall Genie (right)

LG ramping home appliance shipments to shore up sales

Jul 11, 14:56

LG Electronics is ramping up shipments of its household appliances in a bid to further increase revenues and profits for the second half of 2017.

LG A9 vaccum cleaner

Asustek 2Q17 revenues drop

Jul 11, 10:58

Asustek Computer's June consolidated revenues reached NT$38.9 billion (US$1.3 billion), up 24% on month but down 8% on year. The company's revenues in the second quarter of 2017 also slid 10% sequentially and 6% on year to arrive at NT$97.3 billion.

ASKey lands smart navigation system orders from the Taipei government

Frankfurt ISC 2017 post-show European high end computing adventure: a place in Taiwan for it?

Jul 10, 14:19

Half a month in late-June European heatwave may make Computex-time Taipei feel actually comfortable; however there was a good reason this time to endure the heat – the ISC 2017 in Frankfurt, held on 18 to 22 June, as well as some interesting post-expo disclosures, made it more than worthwhile.

Intel, Qualcomm to compete fiercely in AR/VR and AI sectors

Jul 6, 22:01

Intel and Qualcomm are expected to compete neck and neck in the VR/AR and AI sectors as the two companies have continued to enhance their deployments in these areas. With new applications expected to become available in 2018, competition in the VR market is expected to grow even fiercer.

Getac sees revenues ride high in June

Jul 6, 21:55

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.81 billion (US$59.48 million) for June, increasing 17.95% on month and 11.27% on year. Year-to-date revenues totaled NT$10.23 billion, up 13.26% on year.

China market: VR sales to grow at CAGR of 80% in 2018-2021, says firm

Jul 5, 14:42

Sales of VR devices, content and related services in the China market are expected to grow by a CAGR of over 80% from CNY10 billion (US$1.47 billion) in 2018 to CNY79.02 billion in 2021, according to China-based iResearch.

Asustek says no plan to lay off workers in reorganization

Jul 5, 13:37

Asustek Computer has given some details about its new business reorganization plans and instead of laying off employees as rumored, the company will move some workers from existing departments to a new group called Talent Pool to assist business units and help innovate technology, according to company...

DJI pushing network scan drone to catch interference problem

Jul 3, 16:11

China-based drone vendor DJI at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shangahai 2017 showcased a drone product that it has developed with China Comservice. The drone is equipped with the Skycells system that is able to detect wireless signal strengths to help improve network connection stability.

IBM Taiwan names new general manager

Jul 3, 15:55

IBM has appointed Lisa Kao as general manager for its Taiwan branch office, replacing Jennifer Hwang who is retiring at the end of July.

Lisa Kao will be the new GM for IBM Taiwan

Taiwan market: JPW opens first VR arcade experience store in Taipei

Jul 3, 11:08

JPW International Technology, a VR motion solution provider, has opened its first VR arcade experience store in Taipei enabling consumers to try out VR related sports, gaming, parenting and educational activities through various VR devices and solutions.

JPW CEO Jack Tong

Digitimes Research: Computex 2017 keeps VR/AR momentum going

Jul 3, 09:34

The global VR/AR campaigns that began in 2016 continued into the recently concluded Computex 2017, highlighted by a slew of VR devices for high-end business applications, VR backpacks wirth wireless connections, and also AR-enabled smartphones targeting the consumer market, according to Digitimes Re...

Taiwan market: Apple first store opens on July 1

Jun 30, 14:31

Apple Taipei 101 opens July 1 at 11am, bringing Apple’s products, services and in-store experiences to customers in Taiwan for the first time.

Apple Taipei 101 store

AMD launches Ryzen PRO desktop processors for professional-grade performance

Jun 30, 14:27

Following the global launch of its new EPYC family of server processors, AMD has added another tier to its enterprise CPU portfolio with the introduction of AMD Ryzen PRO desktop processors. Designed to meet demands of today’s compute-intensive workplace, Ryzen PRO desktop processors will bring...

AMD Ryzen PRO desktop processors

MWC Shanghai 2017: HP, Alibaba showcasing education 2-in-1 device

Jun 29, 21:59

China-based Alibaba and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have announced the HP YunOS Book 10 G1 2-in-1 device featuring YunOS operating system developed by Alibaba at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2017. The device will mainly be pushed into the education sector.

HP YunOS Book 10 G1 2-in-1 device

MWC Shanghai 2017: HTC aims to cut a major chunk of China VR market

Jun 29, 16:41

HTC is highlighting its Viveport platform as well as setting up a VR arcade zone to demonstrate its HTC Vive and VR platforms for gaming, entertainment, medical/health care, education and retailing applications as it aims to make a headway in China's emerging VR market.

htc at MWC Aais 2017

Taiwan market: Microsoft releases new Surface Pro

Jun 29, 14:15

Microsoft has released its latest fifth-generation Surface Pro 2-in-1 device in Taiwan and the software giant’s ultra-thin touch-control Surface Laptop is also scheduled to arrive in July, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Qualcomm expanding mobile chip offering for mid-range smartphones

Jun 29, 10:37

Qualcomm has introduced its Snapdragon 450-series mobile chips, a new entry to the Snapdragon 400 mobile platform tier designed for mid-range smartphones and tablets. The Snapdragon 450 is the first series in its tier to use 14nm FinFET process.

HTC gains powerful VR development support from Apple, Google

Jun 28, 15:36

HTC is gaining powerful support to accelerate the development of its VR (virtual reality) business, as it has newly collaborated with two tech giants Apple and Google to develop VR devices and applications, respectively.

Apple to support HTC Vive devices

Getac Technology holds rosy outlook for 2H17

Jun 26, 09:00

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology expects consolidated revenues for the second half of 2017 to grow over 20% from the first half, according to company chairman James Hwang.

Worldwide wearables market to nearly double by 2021, says IDC

Jun 22, 15:38

As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum. According to data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors will ship a total of 125.5 million wearable devices in 2017, marking a 20.4% increase from the 104.3 million...

Acer faring well in high-margin PC segments

Jun 22, 15:27

Acer’s PC business has been focusing on high-margin segments, including gaming notebooks, ultra-thin models and 2-in-1s, with each segment faring well in the first five months of 2017, according to Acer CEO Jason Chen.

IOC and Intel announce worldwide TOP partnership through 2024

Jun 22, 15:21

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel have announced a long-term technology partnership at an official signing ceremony in New York with IOC President Thomas Bach and Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich.

Jason Chen becomes Acer chairman

Jun 22, 15:18

Acer has appointed its chief executive officer (CEO) Jason Chen as chairman as part of the company's latest management reshuffle which also saw it get a new chief financial officer (CFO).

Wearables continue to see strong growth in MEA market, says IDC

Jun 21, 16:12

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearable market continued its strong growth trajectory into the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures compiled by IDC. Bucking a trend that has seen slowdowns in other segments of the personal consumer devices market, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Wearable...

Pegatron vice chairman expects growth in 2H17

Jun 21, 15:25

Pegatron Technology is replenishing its workforce at factories in China in preparation to meet expected increased demand in the second half of 2017, according to company vice chairman Jason Cheng. Cheng expects Pegatron's revenues in the second half to at least stay flat from the same period a year...

Digitimes Research: Top-5 vendors and top-3 ODMs see strong May notebook shipments

Jun 21, 13:16

Because of increased demand from the enterprise market and the fact that the education sector has entered the traditional peak season, the worldwide top-5 notebook vendors saw their combined shipments increase 26%, and the top-3 ODMs 34%, on month in May. The top-3 ODMs together achieved higher growth...

China market: Hisense, Changhong launch 'laser TVs'

Jun 20, 16:04

Following the steps of Epson, Sony and LG Electronics, China-based TV brands Hisense and Changhong have launched ultra-short-throw laser projectors for large-size home-use displays, according to industry sources.

Hisense's 4K laser TV

Worldwide shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets expected to grow at 58% CAGR in next 5 years, says IDC

Jun 20, 14:25

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the mainstream tech media. According to recent forecast data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker, dedicated AR and VR headsets collectively are expected to grow at a very strong pace...

AMD top-end CPU adopted in new Dell gaming PC

Jun 20, 12:52

AMD is expected to see improved profits in the second half of 2017 as its top-end Ryzen Threadripper processor has landed orders from Alienware, a gaming affiliate of Dell. The move is expected to attract more gaming PC vendors to follow suit.

MSI chairman expects strong 2H17

Jun 15, 22:51

Commenting on Micro-Star International's (MSI) recent performance, company chairman Joseph Hsu said revenues and profits both enjoyed on-year growth in the first quarter but gross margins are expected to slide 1-2pp on year in the second because of seasonality in the PC market. The company still has...

Joseph Hsu, MSI chairman

Intel 300-series chipsets to impact Realtek, ASMedia and Broadcom in 2018

Jun 15, 19:49

With Intel planning to integrate Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 functions into its 300-series chipsets in 2018, Realtek Semiconductor, ASMedia and Broadcom are expected to see their orders for related chips decline, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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